Sumas were ahead from the second minute and didn’t look back as they cruised to a 5-0 victory with goals from Luke Scope (2), Julian Harley (2) and Elliot Rushforth.

And Bateman, below, was delighted as he watched his side lift the Reading Senior Cup before heading off on their end-of-season trip to Spain on Friday morning.

“It couldn’t of gone any better,” beamed the Sumas boss. “I wouldn’t have imagined that in my wildest dreams. It was unbelievable.

“The way we started the game was brilliant, our forward play and the goals we scored was unbelievable. We were just clinical and Finch never got into the game.

“I said to the boys that we have to compete with Finch for 25 minutes as they’ll come flying out of the blocks and we had to match that.

“But we took control of the game in the first 15 minutes. It was a great way to start a game, especially a cup final. You want your big players to perform in a cup final and all of ours did.

“Finch were hardworking and honest but we were so much better as it was one of those days where everything came right at the right time for us.” It is the third year in a row that Wokingham have lifted the Reading Senior Cup, but the first time Bateman had been number one in the dugout for it.

Luke Scope was at the centre of everything that the Sumas did on Thursday as he scored two and set up three – and Bateman paid tribute to his striker who he deemed “unplayable”.

“Luke’s been beating himself up the last three or four weeks that he’s not scoring goals, but I told him it’ll come good and he was fantastic.” added the Wokingham boss.

“He was unplayable. They had three men on him at times and he was still coming out with the ball.

“He scored two great goals and set up three goals. Luke is all about goals but he bullies defenders and creates space for others.

“Jake Taylor has 21 goals this season and that wouldn’t be possible without the work of Luke.

“On the day every single player when they were called on was fantastic.”